Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
the state department. we begin with president obama going big and trying to move fast on gun control. we have new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. today at the white house, as you probably know, president obama laid out a number of proposals and executive actions he is taking. in the room with him were a number of parents of children killed in the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, including lynn and chris mcdonnell, the parents of grace mcdonnell. president obama spoke about grace today. >> and when i visited newtown last month, i spent some private time with many of the families who lost their children that day. and one was the family of grace mcdonnell. grace's parents are here. grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. and so just before i left chris, her father gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at this painting, i think about grace
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
is out to pull the wool over our eyes, if you will, and mislead us to let obama take away gun rights. >> you said you have had death threats from some of them? >> i received a death threat investigated by three state entity answer the feds. >> it's one thing -- it's bad enough to be grieving the loss of our sister and your family but to go through attacked on-line and having people contact you. what's that like for you? >> i'm not worried about the safety of myself or my family. i'm worried about the individuals. this is behavior that when you reject facts and reiallety and you grasp to this idea that the government is out to get you, it's a slippery slope. what's next? the helicopters are out to get you. they should not have their hands on weapons or have a platform to seek but sho should be seeking mental health evaluation and help. >> they say we are asking questions. we are just asking questions. we don't have the facts. we don't have the facts. we are asking questions. it seems like under that ruse you can ask anything you want. you can say the most heinous things and wash your
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
the government is out to pull the wool over our eyes, if you will, and mislead us to let obama take away gun rights. >> you say you've actually this death threats from some of them. >> i have received one death threat that was investigated by three separate state entities and the feds. >> when you -- it's one thing -- it's bad enough to be breevg gr the loss of your sister, but to be attacked online and have people contact you, what is that like for you? >> i'm not worried about the safety of myself or my family. i'm worried about these individuals. this is an abhorrent behavior. when you reject facts of reality and grasp to this idea that the government is out to get you, it's a slippery slope. what's next? the helicopters that fly over your house, the medevac copters, they're out to get you. these are the type of people that should not have weapons and should not have a platform to speak, but should be seeking health care. >> they say we're just asking these questions. under that ruse, you can asking anything you want, say the most heinous things and say, look, we're just asking questions.